Date of Settlement: June of 2018
Court: Court of Claims in Westchester County
Case Facts: The Court of Claims awarded an Orange County man’s Estate (surviving wife) damages in the amount of $1,695,137.00. On January 15, 2015 the Orange County resident was driving his car on Route I-84 in the Town of Wawayanda when it collided with a New York State Highway truck that was parked on the left shoulder of the highway. Our client died as a result of the car accident. In August of 2017 there was a liability trial in the Court of Claims in Westchester County, which resulted in the State of New York being held 50% liable for the motor vehicle accident. The damages trial occurred in June of 2018, leading to a monetary award.
Both trials were handled by Kevin C. Harp of O’Connor & Partners, PLLC.